OMIA:000631-9796 : Megaoesophagus in Equus caballus

In other species: dog , domestic ferret , domestic cat , llama , cattle , goat , sheep

Categories: Digestive / alimentary phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Dilatation and atony of the body of the oesophagus, usually associated with asynchronous function of the oesophagus and the caudal oesophageal sphincter. Causes regurgitation and aspiration pneumonia.


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2013 Komine, M., Langohr, I.M., Kiupel, M. :
Megaesophagus in Friesian Horses Associated With Muscular Hypertrophy of the Caudal Esophagus. Vet Pathol :, 2013. Pubmed reference: 24227010 . DOI: 10.1177/0300985813511126.
2002 Broekman, L.E., Kuiper, D. :
Megaesophagus in the horse. A short review of the literature and 18 own cases. Vet Q 24:199-202, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12540136 . DOI: 10.1080/01652176.2002.9695136.
1988 Murray, M.J., Ball, M.M., Parker, G.A. :
Megaesophagus and aspiration pneumonia secondary to gastric ulceration in a foal. J Am Vet Med Assoc 192:381-3, 1988. Pubmed reference: 3356580 .
1978 Bowman, K.F., Vaughan, J.T., Quick, C.B., Hankes, G.H., Redding, R.W., Purohit, R.C., Rumph, P.F., Powers, R.D., Harper, N.K. :
Megaesophagus in a colt. J Am Vet Med Assoc 172:334-7, 1978. Pubmed reference: 563860 .

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